• January-February 2016
  • Vol. 16, No. 10

Current Theme or Topic

In today's information age, it's important for the child welfare field to embrace new technology, systems, and data in order to inform and guide decisions and provide targeted and efficient services. This month's CBX features resources on how professionals, youth, and families can use the latest data and technology to improve outcomes and enhance well-being.

  • An Online Space for Youth in Foster Care
    Today's children and youth are growing up immersed in a world of information at their fingertips. As a generation, they are avid consumers and fluent users of ever-evolving technologies such as...

  • Internet Safety Guide
    While the technological advances made over the past several decades have catapulted human progress in many ways, digital progress also poses a real and alarming threat to children and youth. In...

  • Internet-Based Learning to Support Kinship Caregivers
    For children who need to be placed in out-of-home care, a kinship placement generally is preferred over nonrelative foster care. Evidence suggests that children who are cared for by relatives may...

  • Data-Driven Diligent Recruitment Webinar
    Most child welfare systems collect data on children in foster care but lack data on how prospective families navigate the process from recruitment to licensure or approval and beyond. In February...

  • Data Sharing Between Child Welfare, Education Systems
    The Child Welfare and Education Learning Community (CWELC) is a collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina that seeks to address...

  • Ending Homelessness With Interagency Data Sharing
    Programs to prevent and end homelessness require collaboration with school systems, housing providers, and social service organizations. These community partners can better serve families,...